Rendell: This Was “Not the Time” for Hillary Clinton to Run
Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell said in an interview yesterday that this past election “was not the time” when his party’s nominee, Hillary Clinton, should have run for president.
“Probably 2008 would’ve been a better time for her to run for president,” Rendell said.
Rendell, the chairman of the Philadelphia Host Committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, made the comment on the Rich Zeoli show, broadcasted by 1210 WPHT Philadelphia radio.
The thing is? Clinton did run in 2008. And she lost. In the Democratic primary. To our current president.
So where was Rendell? Some are scratching their heads.
@GovEdRendell I bet @HillaryClinton wished she had thought of running for pres in2008. WHAT? Black out much?
— redsawk (@ResSawk) November 10, 2016
Ed Rendell should stop talking. Obama won the primaries. #LegitDemNominee Problem: #RuralWhitePatriarchy CNNPolitics https://t.co/MCfewtVxLj
— Edith Omwami (@AfriDevMama) November 10, 2016
Now he says it? Ed Rendell says what? OMG it should have been @berniesanders #imwithher https://t.co/FqHIBVznOh
— Scow08 (@Scow0857) November 10, 2016
Rendell’s comment came after he took some time on the radio show to praise Republican president-elect Donald Trump for being a “great campaigner” despite the “negative things” he and others have said about him.
Though show host Zeoli didn’t mention the fact that Clinton did run in 2008, he at least followed up with another question that many are likely pondering: “So if it should not have been Hillary’s time,” Zeoli said, “then why did the party work so hard to give her the nomination?”
Rendell’s answer: “Because she was someone who had friends that were longtime friends and associates of the party, and there’s a great feeling,” he said. “There’s an emotional tie between a lot of Democrats around the country and Hillary Clinton. But you know, that doesn’t mean that she was the right candidate for a general election. And it would be interesting to think of how Bernie Sanders would’ve done.”
Interesting … indeed. Here’s what some have to say about the interview, which you can listen to here.
.@KFILE fortunately ed rendell's time is also past. bye, ed.
— Yankeedoodler (@yankeedoodler2) November 10, 2016
Shame on you @GovEdRendell. Not the way to respond. https://t.co/Efo8uyKW7g
— Emily Rose (@Slydog23) November 10, 2016
Hey ED RENDELL FU, just a tad late you moron. https://t.co/KP5Ij79BJo
— CaligirlBerner (@Twitlertwit) November 10, 2016
Ed Rendell, master of timing. https://t.co/DZE0LkyRCy
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) November 10, 2016
The same Ed Rendell who said only "ugly" women would vote against Trump, and a dozen other sexist things on public record? I'm shocked. https://t.co/hbkLP9UFuY
— Molly Tack-Hooper (@MollyTack) November 10, 2016
That's not what Ed Rendell would have said if she had won… That's not fair https://t.co/nJKGmLusXd
— Black (@eromoselejosh) November 10, 2016
.@GovEdRendell: "Probably 2008 would've been a better time for her to run for president."
She did, Ed. https://t.co/p3Ri6ctsBT
— Dustin Slaughter (@DustinSlaughter) November 10, 2016
lol that guy is a fucking moron @GovEdRendell
— i have died (@ChrisCaesar) November 10, 2016
Hmmm. Ed Rendell says Hillary shouldn't have run this year partly because people won't vote for women leaders. pic.twitter.com/3bVeRTQvxS
— Julia Baird (@bairdjulia) November 10, 2016
Ed Rendell really needs to stop talking. Women have heard more than enough of what men think we ought to be doing. https://t.co/KFxSflONPu
— L Gatlin (@lrgatlin) November 10, 2016
A modest proposal: Can all of us, Democrats and Republicans, come together and agree to never give Ed Rendell a platform to speak again?
— Nick Field (@nick_field90) November 10, 2016
@GovEdRendell Your statement on CNN was a disgusting act of disloyalty. Go jump on somebody else's grave.
— kabindra (@kabindra) November 10, 2016
And here I was, thinking the STFU Ed Rendell Clock could be retired. https://t.co/5i4o8U4gc1
— Jake Sternberger (@JakeSternberger) November 10, 2016
If we're done with Clintons, we're certainly done with Ed Rendell now, right? https://t.co/ZedBpTy7fk
— Michael Christie (@mschristie587) November 10, 2016
@GovEdRendell You are an a–hole!
— Nancy Sheard (@nfscapecod) November 10, 2016
Someone please tell Ed Rendell to shut up.
— Fran (@berkfran) November 10, 2016
Does Ed Rendell qualify as the worst Clinton surrogate? Is he worse than Ben Carson?
— citizensleuthing (@dhpdhpark) November 10, 2016
If there’s one thing literally everybody to the left of Lindsay Graham can agree on, it’s this: Fuck Ed Rendell.
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) November 10, 2016
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